Category-breadth and social-desirability values for 573 personality terms



Forty-five British adults rated 573 person-descriptive terms on category breadth (defined as the diversity of behavioural referents of a trait) and social desirability. These values are presented here, along with American values where available. The British ratings proved highly reliable, and they correlated substantially with the American values, thus demonstrating the generalizability of category-breadth judgements between these two cultures and the stability of the social-desirability values over a 20-year interval.